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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1949

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 41
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: No number or clue for 11-Down in original; inserted number and clue.
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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 403
Across
1. Washington hostess, now foreign minister. : MESTA
6. Discomfit. : ABASH
11. Ripens. : MATURES
18. Name meaning strength. : ETHAN
19. Shirley May ___, who almost swam the Channel. : FRANCE
20. Woman's cape. : PELERINE
21. Mencken's book, a selection of passages, with notes. : CHRESTOMATHY
23. Not pressed. : UNIRONED
24. A letter. : CEE
25. Nest on a crag. : AERIE
26. Communistic doctrine of British social reformer (1771–1858). : OWENISM
28. Wee ___ hours. : SMA
29. Famed soprano opera star. : ALDA
31. Tucked in. : ABED
32. Candy made with nuts. : NOUGAT
33. Streak. : VEIN
34. Foundation. : BASIS
36. City on the Oka. : OREL
37. Jades. : TIRES
38. Attacked fiercely. : SAVAGED
41. Scene of Pétain's heroism, 1916. : VERDUN
44. Villain in "Old Curiosity Shop." : BRASS
45. Wrathful. : IRATE
46. High rank. : STATE
48. What Malacca is. : STRAIT
50. Abandon. : DESERT
52. Image. : ICON
53. Bowers. : ARBORS
56. Waste. : LOSS
57. Liquid found in petroleum. : OCTANE
59. Spikes, blinkers and tinkers. : MACKERELS
62. Man's name. : ELI
63. Gannets of North Atlantic. : SOLANS
64. Animals bred for racing. : CAMELS
65. Part of Italy. : TOE
66. Unwilling. : RELUCTANT
68. In abundance: Colloq. : GALORE
69. ___ percenter. : FIVE
70. Overlap edges of (planks, etc.) to make flush joint. : SYPHER
71. ___ Room of the White House. : OVAL
72. Spun a tall story. : YARNED
74. Operated. : WORKED
77. Journeys. : RIDES
79. Girl's name. : DIANE
80. Most ancient of Greek gods. : CHAOS
82. Simply. : MERELY
84. Waded. : PADDLED
86. Coil. : WHORL
87. Prevalent. : RIFE
88. Tree yielding light strong wood. : BALSA
89. Crowd. : HERD
90. New York Indian. : SENECA
92. Conduce. : TEND
93. Essence. : YOLK
97. Diminutive suffix: Anglo-Ir. : EEN
98. Stained with brown earth pigment. : UMBERED
99. Tippler. : WINER
101. 502. : DII
102. Native of Asmara. : ERITREAN
104. What philosopher John Dewey became on Oct. 20. : NONAGENARIAN
107. Engaged in a lawsuit. : LITIGANT
108. Stretched (the neck). : CRANED
109. From 4.03 to 2.80. : POUND
110. Premature settlers on Government land (as in Oklahoma in Eighteen Eighties). : SOONERS
111. Burglars: Slang. : YEGGS
112. Schedules. : TIMES
Down
1. Birthplace of Mohammed. : MECCA
2. Miss Merman. : ETHEL
3. Fragment. : SHRED
4. To: Scot. : TAE
5. Loop: Anat. : ANSA
6. Great numbers. : ARMIES
7. Bleated. : BAAED
8. Driver ___. : ANT
9. Indeed: German. : SCHON
10. English dramatist of seventeenth century. : HEYWOOD
11. Person of servile character. : MENIAL
12. Inclined: Naut. : ALIST
13. Duration. : TERM
14. Bolivian Indian. : URO
15. Washing devices. : RINSERS
16. Adversaries. : ENEMIES
17. Automobiles. : SEDANS
19. Proscribes. : FORBIDS
20. Biting. : PUNGENT
22. Irritate. : TEASE
27. Southeast wind. : EURUS
30. Diminishes. : ABATES
33. Traveler. : VIATOR
35. Land: Lat. : AGER
37. Social groups. : TRIBES
38. One who acts with indirectness. : SIDLER
39. Small spaces: Bot. : AREOLES
40. Stalin's son, now a major general. : VASSILY
41. Free. : VACANT
42. Jackets. : ETONS
43. French name. : RENE
44. The Veep. : BARKLEY
47. One gigantic in power. : TITAN
49. What Whirlaway was. : RACER
51. Horn blowers. : TOOTERS
54. Of an eye membrane. : RETINAL
55. Inhabitant of Belgrade. : SLOVENE
58. Name of new Treasurer of United States. : CLARK
59. Disease. : MALADY
60. Soap plant. : AMOLE
61. Planted. : SEEDED
63. Teach. : SCHOOL
64. Carp. : CAVIL
67. Above. : UPWARD
68. Congressman from Tennessee. : GORE
69. Man rescued from cannibals. : FRIDAY
73. Attaches. : ADDS
75. Distinguished. : EMINENT
76. Postpone. : DEFER
78. Reached across. : SPANNED
80. So long! : CHEERIO
81. Smoke-emitting mound in volcanic regions. : HORNITO
83. Newness in time. : RECENCY
85. Famous wooer. : ALDEN
86. Revolves. : WHEELS
87. Second proscriptions. : REBANS
88. Woolen dress fabrics. : BEIGES
90. Blotch. : SMEAR
91. Idolize. : ADORE
92. Vibrant nasal tone. : TWANG
94. Opprobrium. : ODIUM
95. Climbing plant of tropics. : LIANE
96. Varieties. : KINDS
98. Impel. : URGE
100. Wholly absorbed. : RAPT
103. Product of Bolivia. : TIN
105. Henpeck. : NAG
106. King: Fr. : ROI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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